Yes, your 37 year old friend, can be friends with a 17 year old. He may not engage in any sexual activity with the 17 year old. He is risking being arrested for unlawful intercourse with a minor.
Can a 37 year old date a 16 year old?
This means that its against the law for someone to have sex with someone under the age of 16. It wouldnt be illegal for someone whos 16 to have a relationship with someone who is 30 - unless that person is their teacher or in a position of authority. - feel equal, safe and trust one another.
Is flirting with a minor illegal in Florida?
Florida law prosecutes crimes which target children to an extreme degree. Soliciting a child or minor for unlawful sex is defined as using an online service, Internet service, or electronic device to seduce, lure, solicit, or entice a minor, or person believed to be a minor, to engage in the unlawful sexual behavior.